In the Time of Knights

Tour Number

Activity Level

806558


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (conversational), French (fluent), Polish (fluent), Spanish (basic)

Let's meet Count Fébus in his impressive Castle of Montaner


Built in the 14th century at the request of Gaston Fébus to protect the borders of Béarn, Château de Montaner is listed today as a historic building by the French Ministry of Culture. It retained an imposing square keep as a reminder of its glorious past. The Château was built in just a few years from 1375 to 1380. Gaston Fébus believed that its location on the border between Bigorre and Armagnac represented a strategic post of major importance. A large garrison was stationed there, capable of defending or attacking the surrounding territories. But it was also a residential palace, with a lot of space reserved for the Sun Count and his court.
It is possible to go on this tour from April to October.

Itinerary

We can meet in Pau or Lourdes and then go to Montaner by car (which will take us about 30 to 40 minutes). The guided tour will take 5 floors up the medieval tower. This red-brick tower looms forty feet high, and offers a stunning 360° view over the Adour plain and the Pyrenees! There is also an interactive tour that takes us back to medieval days and the times of the castle's famous builder Gaston Fébus, a legendary Pyrenean prince.
A charming church of St Michael, nestled below the walled enclosure, is also worth a visit, if only for its beautiful frescoes dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries!
We can also have lunch in one of the local restaurants.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: I suggest we meet in Pau or Lourdes

Duration: 6 hours

Transportation

I will pick you up in my car, a Peugeot 5008. It is also possible to rent a minivan for bigger groups. I can help you arrange it.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 euros - lunch and souvenirs

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Restrictions

No restrictions apply to my tours

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    479 USD(for up to 4 people) (duration: 6 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    806558


    Categories

    Day Trip / Out of Town, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (conversational), French (fluent), Polish (fluent), Spanish (basic)

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